Acer 42HQL vs Acer K242HL vs Acer K242HQL

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Acer 42HQL
Acer K242HL
Acer K242HQL

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer 42HQL is a 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor, and so does the Acer K242HQL. That's 50 cd/m² brighter than the Acer K242HL (300 cd/m²).
Built-in speaker Edit
The Acer 42HQL has a built-in speaker, whereas the Acer K242HQL does not have a built-in speaker. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

1% shorter Edit
Acer 42HQL is 335mm tall. That's 0.89999999999998mm shorter than the Acer K242HL and the Acer K242HQL (335.9mm).
Narrower Edit
Acer 42HQL is 566mm wide. That's 1mm narrower than the Acer K242HL and the Acer K242HQL (567mm).
8 Reasons For
0.4" bigger screen size Edit
The Acer K242HL has a screen size of 24", but the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HQL are both only 23.6" PC monitors (0.4" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

0.05W lower power consumption when off Edit
The Acer K242HL has a power consumption when off of 0.3W, whereas the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HQL are both 0.35W power consumption when off PC monitors (0.05W higher).
27% lighter Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 3.1kg weight PC monitor. That's 819g lighter than the Acer 42HQL (3.9kg) and 820g lighter than the Acer K242HQL (3.9kg).
Shallower Edit
Acer K242HL is 52mm deep. That's 9mm shallower than the Acer 42HQL (60.7mm) and 8.7mm shallower than the Acer K242HQL (60.7mm).
Available from 14 shops
The more stores stock this PC monitor, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
£3.50 cheaper to run
The Acer K242HL only costs £34.49 to run over five years whereas the Acer 42HQL costs £37.99 to run (10% more) and the Acer K242HQL costs £37.38 to run (8% more). Read more
More popular
The Acer K242HL is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 4100 by sales volume in our PC monitors, but the Acer K242HQL ranks No. 16712.
User reviews are better
The Acer K242HL has an average user review score of 91%, but the Acer K242HQL has an average rating of 84% (based on 11 reviews).
2 Reasons For
50 cd/m² brighter display brightness Edit
The Acer K242HQL has a display brightness of 300 cd/m² (as does the Acer 42HQL), whereas the Acer K242HL is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness PC monitor (50 cd/m² dimmer).
£2 cheaper
The Acer K242HQL is £2.20 cheaper than the Acer K242HL.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
2% smaller screen size Edit
The Acer 42HQL is a 23.6" PC monitor, and so does the Acer K242HQL. That's 0.4" smaller than the Acer K242HL (23.6"). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

15% higher power consumption when off Edit
The Acer 42HQL is a 0.35W power consumption when off PC monitor, and so does the Acer K242HQL. That's 0.05W higher than the Acer K242HL (0.35W).
819g heavier Edit
The Acer 42HQL has a weight of 3.9kg, whereas the Acer K242HL is a 3.1kg weight PC monitor (819g lighter) and the Acer K242HQL is a 3.9kg weight PC monitor (1g heavier).
9mm deeper Edit
The Acer 42HQL is a 61mm deep PC monitor, whereas the Acer K242HL is a 52mm deep PC monitor (9mm shallower) and the Acer K242HQL is a 60.7mm deep PC monitor (0.3mm shallower).
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Older by five months
The Acer 42HQL is five months older than the Acer K242HQL.
Higher running costs over five years by £3.50
Over five years the Acer 42HQL costs £37.99 to run which is £3.50 more to run than the Acer K242HL and £0.61 more to run than the Acer K242HQL. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Dimmer display brightness Edit
The Acer K242HL has a display brightness of 250 cd/m², but the Acer 42HQL and the Acer K242HQL are both 300 cd/m² display brightness PC monitors (50 cd/m² brighter).
0.89999999999998mm taller Edit
The Acer K242HL has a height of 335.9mm (as does the Acer K242HQL), however the Acer 42HQL is a 335mm tall PC monitor (0.89999999999998mm shorter).
Marginally wider Edit
The Acer K242HL has a width of 567mm (as does the Acer K242HQL), however the Acer 42HQL is a 566mm wide PC monitor (1mm narrower).
£2 more expensive
The Acer K242HL is more expensive than the Acer K242HQL by £2.20.
Eleven months older
The Acer K242HL is older than the Acer 42HQL by six months and older than the Acer K242HQL by eleven months.
11 Reasons Against
A little smaller screen size Edit
The Acer K242HQL has a screen size of 23.6" (as does the Acer 42HQL), whereas the Acer K242HL is a 24" PC monitor (0.4" bigger). Read more

The display diagonal is a measure of the size of the monitor. It is measured from one corner of the screen to the diagonally opposite corner of the screen.

A bigger display diagonal means that the screen will be larger and better for displaying lots of content or for seeing the detail in photos and videos.

Does not have a built-in speaker Edit
The Acer K242HQL does not have a built-in speaker, however the Acer 42HQL does. Read more

Built in speakers allow you to output sound through the monitor without any need for external speakers.

With built in speakers you can use the monitor like a TV for watch videos to listening to music.

15% higher power consumption when off Edit
The Acer K242HQL has a power consumption when off of 0.35W (as does the Acer 42HQL), however the Acer K242HL is a 0.3W power consumption when off PC monitor (0.05W lower).
820g heavier Edit
The Acer K242HQL is a 3.9kg weight PC monitor. That's 1g heavier than the Acer 42HQL (3.9kg) and 820g heavier than the Acer K242HL (3.9kg).
Slightly taller Edit
Acer K242HQL is 335.9mm tall (as does the Acer K242HL), but the Acer 42HQL is a 335mm tall PC monitor (0.89999999999998mm shorter).
8.7mm deeper Edit
The Acer K242HQL is a 60.7mm deep PC monitor. That's 0.3mm shallower than the Acer 42HQL (60.7mm) and 8.7mm deeper than the Acer K242HL (60.7mm).
1mm wider Edit
Acer K242HQL is 567mm wide (as does the Acer K242HL), but the Acer 42HQL is a 566mm wide PC monitor (1mm narrower).
Fewer sellers
Only 18 shops sells the Acer K242HQL, but 32 shops sell the Acer K242HL. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this PC monitor, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
8% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Acer K242HQL are £37.38 which is £2.89 more than the Acer K242HL. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Acer K242HQL ranks No. 16712 by sales volume, whereas the Acer K242HL ranks No. 4100.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Acer K242HQL is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer K242HL is 91% (based on 9 reviews).

Average User Rating

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 35.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.74
Total running cost £ 37.99
Electricity cost - switched on £ 32.05
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.44
Total running cost £ 34.49
Purchase price £ 97.14
Total cost of ownership £ 131.63
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 35.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.13
Total running cost £ 37.38
Purchase price £ 94.94
Total cost of ownership £ 132.32
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.19T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.17T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.19T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
23.6" 24"
BEST
23.6"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
 LED
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
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 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 55 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 55 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 80
Pixel Pitch
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.273 x 0.273
Display Colour Count
16.77M Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 160° 160°
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 170° 170°
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 59.9cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
300 cd/m²
BEST
250 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Response Time
5ms 5ms 5ms
Color Gamut
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72%
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1 1
DVI Port
1 1 1

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated TV tuner

Design

Case Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Adjustable Height
 Adjustable height
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Tilt Angle
-5 - 25 Unknown - Click to provide data -5 - 25
Tilt Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Stand-By LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
 On/off switch

Power

Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 6W
Power Consumption When Off
0.35W 0.3W
BEST
0.35W
Typical Power Consumption
22W 20W
BEST
22W
Standby Power Consumption
0.45W 0.4W 0.35W
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 110
 220
 110-220
 110
 220
 110-220

Certificates

Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 422mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 629mm
Weight With Stand
4.2kg 3.6kg
BEST
4.2kg
Height With Stand
421mm
BEST
421.9mm 421.2mm
Depth With Stand
208mm 207mm
BEST
207.9mm
Width With Stand
567mm 567mm 567mm
Weight
3.9kg 3.1kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
335mm
BEST
335.9mm 335.9mm
Depth
61mm 52mm
BEST
60.7mm
Width
566mm
BEST
567mm 567mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 DVI
 AC
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